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Alice Harris named executive vice president for WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has named Alice Harris executive vice president for the college. She officially began in her new role on Feb. 4.

Since 2014, Harris has served as WVU Parkersburg’s vice president for finance and administration. She is responsible for the college’s financial operations and for oversight of campus maintenance and development, risk management and insurance, space planning and construction, human resources and management, security, information technology, institution research, and facilities and grounds operations.

“This is a well-earned promotion,” said Dr. Jane Milley, interim president for WVU Parkersburg. “Alice has earned the utmost respect from faculty, staff and students at WVU Parkersburg, as well as the community. In the time Alice has been here, she has significantly improved the business and finance operations and processes of the college. As part of her new role, Alice will help with the transition of the new incoming President.

Harris holds a bachelor of business administration from Marshall University and is licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA). From 2001 to 2013, she owned and operated her own full-service accounting firm, providing a full range of accounting, audit, tax and consulting services to businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals in the Mid-Ohio Valley. From 1989 to 2001, Harris was the partner-in-charge of the not-for-profit accounting division of Runyon Kersteen Ouellette Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants in South Portland, Maine.

Harris is active in the community and currently serves on board of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley and is serving as treasurer for The ARC of the Mid-Ohio Valley. During her time in Maine, she served the American Diabetes Association in multiple capacities and was also treasurer for the Portland School of Ballet and United Way of York County Maine.